Ethernet bridge works, wireless doesn't!!!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by stoutmad, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. stoutmad

    stoutmad Network Guru Member


    I'm using a WAG54G (ver1.2) and my ISP provided an adsl modem. I tried in vain to just use my router but alas the ISP wouldn't help to provide ppoe settings for my linksys.
    So I then tried the 'bridge only' option and I'm now picking up a dhcp address on my ethernet NIC and my wireless NIC from the adsl modem through the linksys. Funny thing is that I can run my PPoE logon on my laptop through my ethernet but not over the wireless? Doesn't make any sense at all, does it? Windows f/w is off on both ethernet and wireless NICs. Any ideas???


  2. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    "Bridge only" means exactly that. You get a bridge only between the two wireless devices. You can't connect anything else wirelessly - just the bridge (connection) that is between the two routers.

    What is it that you want to accomplish? It sounds like this isn't it! Let us know and I'm sure someone can point you in the right direction :)
  3. stoutmad

    stoutmad Network Guru Member


    Okay, I've got a adsl modem which has no wireless features. I connect my linksys in bridge only mode and I can pick up dhcp from the adsl modem on both my ethernet NIC and my wireless NIC on my laptop.
    When I then run my ppoe connection to my ISP it will work through ethernet NIC but not through wireless NIC. I want to get the wireless working.

  4. jlowery7

    jlowery7 Network Guru Member

    You need to go to and look up the faqs for you ISP. Good info here on setting up ADSL, etc. with a router.
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